This is an ancient Hindu temple that belongs to Seethaawaka Kingdom era (1521 – 1594 AD). During that period King Rajasingha II (also known as Seethawaka Rajasinghe) had become a Hindu and sponsored Hinduism. This temple also builds during the period he ruled. This is the best well preserved Hindu temple from that era.
Behendi Kovila is located closer to Avissawella and Thalduwa towns in Kegalle district. When traveling from Avissawella – Kegalle road towards Thalduwa, you can spot an iconic name board by the Department of Archaeological in few kilometers on right-hand side. There is a narrow road of about 150m that begins near that name board which directs to the temple.
This temple had built in a scenic land blundering Kelani River.
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